Random11's Credit Card Sized amiibo cards

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  1. Futurdreamz

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    This is amazing. Except I don't have the equipment to make and print these in good enough quality. It's not possible to pay someone to make these for me, right?
     
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    Just posting this so I can point people to it.

    My steps for making cards:

    Use this template:
    https://gbatemp.net/attachments/random11-6-scribus-credit-card-template-zip.84725/

    Follow this guide which explains how to use the template to create a PDF with all your images on it for printing:
    https://gbatemp.net/attachments/how-to-use-scribus-for-printing-cards-pdf.83321/

    Use this guide for cutting out and gluing the images together to make the cards: https://gbatemp.net/attachments/how-to-cut-out-amiibo-cards-pdf.83152/

    This is an amendment of that guide:
    As for the corner cutter. I used a "Sunstar Kadom Pro, Corner Cutter (S4765036)" which has a 3mm (radius) blade.

    If you are planning on using the PVC NFC cards and need a way to stick the images onto the PVC cards see this post for examples and methods I tried.

    There are also ways to buy specific NFC cards which support ink jet printing. These are special, not every PVC card will work with ink jet printers (normally you would need an ID card printer). I do not have much experience with them but if you google "inkjet printable nfc cards" I'm sure you can find some useful information.
     
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    Did you ever buy a printer for the cards? I work in a print shop, have access to a Solvent, UV, And Latex printer. I've tried Solvent and UV so far... The Solvent looks the best, the UV isn't as "Glossy", but that might be the look you're going for. I printed on reflective Material to give it more of a glossy/shiny look for the solvent.

    I'm going to bring a card and try to print directly to it with UV, see how scratch resistant it is. We print directly to PVC all the time.. but being handled/scanned a lot, I'm not sure how good itll be.. but I'll do a test!


    I printed 2 of each.. one for me, and one for a buddy. I'm going to try UV printing directly tomorrow. If it works, I need to make a Jig that'll allow me to put 10+ cards in at once to print on. The printer I use is a 74" x 10 FT printer... so printing cards 1 by 1 would be a bit of a pain! I can at least test and see how good it works though.

    I live in Canada also... If you'd like, I can mail you a set of printed vinyl / laminated. It's not as good as direct, but it's really nice, thin vinyl that's meant for car wrapping... so it works and looks great. Much better than paper stickers printed on Inkjet at least. Least I can do for you since you supplied all these artworks for free! It's made my collection look much nicer.


    Wow, cant post images. I guess I havent posted much so it's seen as spam! On /Imgur.co m/a/ekWVM

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Found a way to post images with 0 post history!
     
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    No I never did buy the printer. It was too expensive. And I'm always glad to accept free stuff if you feel like sending me something PM me.

    And the prints look good but it looks like you printed the playing card sized images. The credit card sized images posted in this thread would be a better fit on the pvc cards.
     
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    Thanks man.
     
  6. ikarasu

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    Yup.. I didnt notice the credit card ones until this post. I'm Re-doing them all now, sadly.

    I just tested with our UV printed... it worked great. It's a little blurry since I set the print height too high, The card was so small it couldn't read the media width... so I just told it it was cardstock. Makes it a bit blurry / bumpy. But scratch wise, nothing scratches off and it looks / feels good!

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    I'll play with it more today to see if I can improve the quality. I'm "Fairly" sure it's because of the head height, It is a $250,000 machine, so the quality is generally good... I've never printed on credit card material though, so it might be a substrate issue!

    I'll message you later tonight. I can print however many you want on vinyl with Laminate, I'll even send you a sample flatbed direct print, incase you want to send me all your cards and have me print directly on them.
     
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    mario odyssey cereal delicious card

    cc mario odyssey cereal card.png
     
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    You should add this to the OP.
    Stopped by the store and grabbed some A4 photo paper, side note; you can fit 9 on one page if you're outside the US and use the A4 paper format.
    If i had to do it again I'd borrow a better printer and let someone craftier than me do the glueing, all in all. thanks alot for your work Random11.

    https://i.imgur.com/irS9hTv.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/2qdbgbg.jpg
     
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    cc smash bros card bayonetta.png cc smash bros card bayonetta p2.png
     
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    Great job!!

    Do you have the corrin (player 1/2) and cloud (player 1/2) as well somewhere? I only managed to find p1 for both but since bayo is 61/62 I imagine they must be somewhere?

    Thanks!
     
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    I've been searching but maybe not hard enough i love these designs i too want to print them out so i dont have to open my amiibo boxes...HOWEVER i do now have the ability to print onto the pvc cards.. But i love your images.... any of them with the corners already rounded off? as mine puts it already to the image size and i'm getting the little cutoff graphics
     
  13. tebas707

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    ¿tienes los templates para añadir a la coleccion los Player 2?
     
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    These are awesome, did you make the rest of them too? If so do you mind sharing them?
     
  15. ninjistix

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    hey @Random11 for the 6card template? what size paper is that? A4 or 8.5x11?
     
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    I never made a template with a specific size of paper. If you are following my guide for printing out the cards, the PDF printer driver will automatically lay out the cards on whatever size paper you choose. The only problem is you might want to do a test print and compare it with one you know to be at 100% scale, because the PDF printer driver will shrink your cards if you try and cram too many on a page at once. Personally, with my printer, and the printing margins I chose, I was able to get 8 (2 by 4) credit card sized cards on one 8.5x11 page, and 6 (2 by 3) playing card sized cards. You might be able to fit more on an A4 page, But I haven't tried printing on A4 paper so I don't know how many will fit.
     
  17. ninjistix

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    would it be possible for you to send me the template for the 8 2x4? i'm thinking of switching to the 8.5x11 paper instead of the A4, I can't get the cards right the bleeds seem wrong, i'm also trying to use the images from http://emanuelebgn.tumblr.com/post/139301131921 but they dont seem to load properly in the 6 credit card template, they look like this compared to yours... (your images are the bottom one)

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    Oh, I see what you mean, you dont need a new template. The template you are using has enough pages for 6 full cards (6 fronts and 6 backs). So if you wanted to print 8 images per page you will need to only fill in 8 of the 12 pages in scribus (4 full cards), and leave the rest blank or delete them. And yes, his images dont have bleed (the part you cut off) so you will have to go into the property window and change the placement from -0.5cm X-Pos and -0.5 Y-Pos to 0 X-Pos and 0 Y-Pos.
     
  19. ninjistix

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    okay thanks, that seemed to work will try printing on 8.5x11 and see how it comes out, I managed to delete the extra pages and make 8, so i can do 4x2 ( 8 artwork per page ), is their a simple way to duplicate that? so can just make 1 huge pdf of front/back of all amiibo's so when im ready to print i can just do 1 job? or would it be best to do them in batches?
     
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    Page>Copy ... source page doesnt matter, input how many pages you want to add. They only down side to doing it in one big pdf is if you have messed something up, or the printer settings aren't right if you print a ton at once its just going to cost you more money if there is something wrong. But as long as you are sure everything is good one single pdf is fine.
     
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